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Several city representatives held a press conference on Thursday. (Photos by Harry Sayer)

Sarasota pays tribute to MLB legend Buck O'Neil

Monday, Jul. 25, 2022 |

Several city representatives held a press conference on Thursday. (Photos by Harry Sayer)

O'Neil's mural hangs high overhead in the Rosemary District.

Monday, Jul. 25, 2022 |

O'Neil's mural hangs high overhead in the Rosemary District.

DreamLarge found Anand Pallegar welcomes the audience.

Monday, Jul. 25, 2022 |

DreamLarge found Anand Pallegar welcomes the audience.

DreamLarge founder Anand Pallegar, Walter Gilbert, Vice Mayor Kyle Battie, City Commissioner Jen Ahearn-Koch and City Manager Marlon Brown during the watch party on July 24.

Monday, Jul. 25, 2022 |

DreamLarge founder Anand Pallegar, Walter Gilbert, Vice Mayor Kyle Battie, City Commissioner Jen Ahearn-Koch and City Manager Marlon Brown during the watch party on July 24.

Roxie Jerde regales the audience with when she met O'Neil.

Monday, Jul. 25, 2022 |

Roxie Jerde regales the audience with when she met O'Neil.

Artist Matt McAllister couldn't help but smile during the ceremony.

Monday, Jul. 25, 2022 |

Artist Matt McAllister couldn't help but smile during the ceremony.

Orioles’ Hall of Fame member and Ambassador Brian Roberts speaks to O'Neil's importance to baseball.

Monday, Jul. 25, 2022 |

Orioles’ Hall of Fame member and Ambassador Brian Roberts speaks to O'Neil's importance to baseball.

City Manager Marlon Brown speaks to the crowd.

Monday, Jul. 25, 2022 |

City Manager Marlon Brown speaks to the crowd.

Matthew McAllister spent around a month working on the piece.

Monday, Jul. 25, 2022 |

Matthew McAllister spent around a month working on the piece.

Representatives from the Orioles attended the conference.

Monday, Jul. 25, 2022 |

Representatives from the Orioles attended the conference.

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